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South Dakota man given 10 years for defrauding military

Jan. 21, 2022 10:58 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former western Wisconsin man has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison for committing fraud to obtain military contracts. Craig Klund, of Yankton, South Dakota, was convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft for...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jan. 05, 2022 12:06 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 3 The Philadelphia Inquirer on A new year requires a better plan to tackle gun violence crisis: It took about 90 minutes for Philadelphia to experience its first homicide of 2022. ...

Alabama defense manufacturer wins $1.4B Army contract

Dec. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A defense manufacturer in north Alabama has won a $1.4 billion contract to produce an advanced wartime control system for the Army. A Pentagon announcement says Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Huntsville was awarded the deal after the military received...

Australia and South Korea sign defense deal as leaders meet

Dec. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and South Korea signed a $720 million defense deal Monday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in became the first foreign leader to visit Australia since the pandemic began. Worth about $1 billion in Australian dollars, the deal will see South...

5-year sentence for bribe case involving military contracts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:35 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Georgia businessman has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in restitution in connection with a bribery case involving military transportation contracts. Darrel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in January. Prosecutors said...

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

Dec. 03, 2021 09:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France announced multibillion-euro deals Friday to sell fighter planes and combat helicopters to the United Arab Emirates, aiming to boost military cooperation with its top ally in the Persian Gulf amid their shared concerns about Iran. ...

Defense contractor agrees to repay government $3.5M

Nov. 22, 2021 14:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts-based nonprofit research company and defense contractor has agreed to pay nearly $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it improperly overcharged the federal government for some U.S. Navy contracts, federal prosecutors said Monday. ...

Audit: North Dakota firm was properly awarded wall contract

Nov. 16, 2021 17:05 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Defense Department’s internal watchdog said its investigation into a $400 million border wall contract found it was properly awarded to a North Dakota firm whose owner used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The...

Mexico's army stands between gangs, enforcing turf divisions

Nov. 08, 2021 10:54 AM EST

AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — In western Mexico a small squad of soldiers with about a half-dozen trucks and sandbag emplacements stands guard on a rural highway. In one direction, almost within earshot, one drug cartel operates a roadblock extorting farmers. In the other direction, a rival...